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List of Cricketers who have scored 10,000 runs in Test Matches

Scoring 10,000 runs in the test cricket is like a dream for every test match playing cricketer. Sachin Tendulkar has the world record of playing the highest number of test matches i.e. 200 in his cricket career. As of now,13 cricketers have scored more than 10,000 runs in the test cricket. Indian Sunil Gavaskar was the first player who scored 10,000 runs in Test matches.
Nov 28, 2019 18:56 IST
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Players with more than 10000 runs in Test Matches
Players with more than 10000 runs in Test Matches

Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Sunil Gavaskar, and Kumar Sangakkara are the all-time great test playing cricketers in the world. These all players have completed 10000 or more runs in his Test career.

West Indian Brian Lara, Indian Sachin Tendulkar, and Srilankan Kumar Sangakkara have scored fastest 10,000 runs in 195 test innings. Read this article till the end to know the list of all players with 10,000 runs in the test matches.

List of Cricketers who have scored 10,000 runs in Test Matches

Player

Innings

Runs

1. Sachin Tendulkar (INDIA)

329

15921

2. Ricky Ponting (AUS)  

287

13378

3. Jacques Kallis (SA)

280

13289

4. Rahul Dravid (INDIA)

286

13288

5. Alastair Cook (ENG)

291

12472

6. Kumar Sangakkara (SL)

233

12400

7. Brian Lara (WI)  

232

11953

8. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)

280

11867

9. Mahela Jayawardene (SL)

252

11814

10. Allan Border (AUS)

265

11174

11. Steve Waugh (AUS)

260

10927

12. Sunil Gavaskar (INDIA)

214

10122

13.  Younis Khan (PAK)  

213

10099

Interesting facts

1. There are three Indian players in the list of highest run-scorers in the test matches. Australia team also has three players in this list. It is surprising to know that no player from New Zealand, Bangladesh, Ireland, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan is unable to score 10,000 runs in the test cricket so far.

2. England's Alastair Cook is the fastest player who completed 10,000 runs in the test cricket. He achieved this feat in just 10 years and 87 days.

3. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) is the slowest batsman who has scored 10,000 runs in the test matches in 18 years and 37 days.

4. Pakistan's Younis Khan is the latest entrant in this list. Shocking to know just one cricketer is from Pakistan in this list.

5. Sachin Tendulkar holds the records of most runs (15,921), most appearances (200 matches), and the highest number of centuries (51) and half-centuries (68). 

So this was the complete list of players with 10000 runs in the test cricket. To read more articles like this click on the link given below;


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